Lucien Van Impe won the Tour de France once, was second once, and was third three times.
He won the mountain's jersey an incredible six times, tying Federico Bahamontes’ Tour de France record (at that time).
15 Tours de France appearances leaves him second on the list behind Joop Zoetemelk of Holland with 16 and Goerge Hincapie of the United States.
Van Impe finished on the podium five times and nine times in the top ten.
Van Impe won the 1976 Tour de France in front of Joop Zoetemelk of Holland and Raymond Poulidor of France.
Van Impe was also 2nd in the 1981 Tour de France behind Bernard Hinault of France.
In addition, Van Impe was 3rd in the 1971 Tour de France behind Eddy Merckx of Belgium and Joop Zoetemelk.
Van Impe was 3rd in the 1975 Tour de France behind Bernard Thevenet of France and Eddy Merckx